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International Laboratory of Landscape Ecology

Spatial patterns of West Nile virus distribution in the Volgograd region of Russia, a territory with long-existing foci

Shartova N., Mironova V., Zelikhina S. et al.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2022. Vol. 16. No. 1.

The laboratory was established in 2022 to conduct research in ecology and geography. In its approaches, the team merges experimental methods of ground-based measurements of ecosystem functioning with the math-based methods of remote sensing (RS) data processing.

The main goal is to develop a set of approaches for RS data processing that will allow to use them most effectively as a source of information about landscape structure and organisation. Thereby, the key research focus of the lab is to develop methods for:

  • analysing data obtained at ground-based ecological stations and environmental observatories;
  • RS data processing as a tool for measuring functional variables of ecosystems;
  • integrating the data obtained with RS and ground measurements;
  • building statistical models of the ecosystems organization and functioning;
  • analysing and mapping landscape structure and its individual properties based on RS and ground data;
  • assessing climate-regulating functions of landscapes and caused impact on individuals;
  • quantifying and mapping ecosystem services.


Robert Sandlersky Spoke to Students

On April 28, 2022, the head of the laboratory, Robert Sandlersky made a presentation at a career guidance seminar for first-year students of the HSE Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technologies.

Estimates of Carbon Balance Based on Remote Sensing Data Were Discussed at Online Seminar of the Laboratory

On March 31, 2022, a joint online seminar was held by the international laboratory of landscape ecology of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the Laboratory of Biogeocenology IPEE RAS and the laboratory of biogeography of the IG RAS, dedicated to the issues of assessing the carbon balance based on remote sensing data.

International Laboratory of Landscape Ecology Opens at HSE University

The laboratory will be led by Robert Sandlersky, a specialist in energy and mass transfer and the study of other properties of landscapes via satellite imagery and Senior Research Fellow at the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The HSE News Service spoke to Robert about the laboratory’s future activities.

International‌ Landscape‌ Ecology‌ Laboratory‌ Opens at the Faculty

The Higher School of Economics has summed up the results of the project competition "Launching International Laboratories at the National Research University Higher School of Economics for the period from 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2024". As a result of the competition, one of the four new international laboratories was the International Landscape Ecology Laboratory on the basis of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technologies. Researches will create a set of methods for processing remote information aimed at using it as efficiently as possible as a source of data on the structure and organization of landscape cover.

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